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SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
How to apply:
The entire application process consists of two parts: 1. online survey and 2.
application form in Word format. Both parts and all sections of the application
form need to be completed and received by the Secretariat before the expiration of
the deadline.
First part: Online survey (http://icts-surveys.unog.ch/index.php/886478?lang=en)
is used to collect information for statistical purposes such as personal data (i.e.
name, gender, nationality), contact details, mandate applying for and, if appropriate,
nominating entity.
Second part: Application form in Word can be downloaded from
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/HRC31.aspx by clicking on the
mandate. It should be fully completed and saved in Word format and then submitted
as an attachment by email. Information provided in this form includes a motivation
letter of maximum 600 words. The application form should be completed in English
only. It will be used as received to prepare the public list of candidates who applied
for each vacancy and will also be posted as received on the OHCHR public website.
Once fully completed (including Section VII), the application form in Word should be
submitted to [email protected] (by email). A maximum of three
reference letters (optional) can be attached in Word or pdf format to the email prior
to the expiration of the deadline. No additional documents such as CVs or lists of
publications will be accepted.
Please note that for Working Group appointments, only citizens of States
belonging to the specific regional group are eligible (in this case Asia-Pacific
States). Please refer to the list of United Nations regional groups of Member
States at http://www.un.org/depts/DGACM/RegionalGroups.shtml
 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21 JANUARY 2016 (12 NOON GMT)
 No incomplete or late applications will be accepted.
 Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at a later stage.
General description of the selection process is available at
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/Nominations.aspx
In case of technical difficulties, or if encountering problems with accessing or
completing the forms, you may contact the Secretariat by email at
[email protected] or fax at + 41 22 917 9008.
You will receive an acknowledgment email when both parts of the
application process, i.e. the data submitted through the online survey and
the Word application form, have been received by email.
Thank you for your interest in the work of the Human Rights Council.
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SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
I. PERSONAL DATA
1. Family name: Tomita
6. Year of birth: 1964
2. First name: Hidemi
7. Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan
3. Maiden name (if any):
8. Nationality (please indicate the
nationality that will appear on the
public list of candidates): Japanese
9. Any other nationality:
4. Middle name:
5. Sex:
Male
Female
II. MANDATE - SPECIFIC COMPETENCE / QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE
NOTE: Please describe why the candidate’s competence / qualifications /
knowledge is relevant in relation to the specific mandate:
1. QUALIFICATIONS (200 words)
Relevant educational qualifications or equivalent professional experience in
the field of human rights; good communication skills (i.e. orally and in
writing) in one of the six official languages of the United Nations (i.e. Arabic,
Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.)
Hidemi Tomita has 10 years of experience of global CSR management, including
human rights, as the general manger of CSR deprtment at Sony Corpotation. He has
master's degree from Princetin University (USA) and working experience in Germany.
He has good English skills.
He is a Stakeholder Advisory Group member to ISO26000 (Scoial Responsibility), a
Global Sustainability Standards Board member of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an
expert representing Japan for ISO20400 (Sustainable Procurement), an advisor of
Child rights and business for Save the Children, Japan.
2. RELEVANT EXPERTISE (200 words)
Knowledge of international human rights instruments, norms and principles.
(Please state how this was acquired.)
Knowledge of institutional mandates related to the United Nations or other
international or regional organizations’ work in the area of human rights.
(Please state how this was acquired.)
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SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
Proven work experience in the field of human rights. (Please state years of
experience.)
Since 2003, he has been involved in Corporate Social Responsibiliy of a transnational
corporation, including supply chain labour and human rights management, internet
privacy, responsible marketing, stakeholder enegagement and sustainability reporting.
Currently he supports human rights due diligence and responsible supply chain
management of global companies in various business sectors.
He participated in the ISO26000 development process, which make him familiar to
international human rights instruments.
Also, he has been involved in development of GRI G3.1, G4 and the upcomming new
reporting standards. He now is deeply engaed with ISO20400 development and
sustainable procurement code of Tokyo 2020 Olympic games to integrate the UN
guiding principles.
Through these experiences, he has profound knowledge on international instruments
and relationships among them. Also he has various practical knowledge how these
instruments are applied to corporations.
3. ESTABLISHED COMPETENCE (200 words)
Nationally, regionally or internationally recognized competence related to
human rights. (Please explain how such competence was acquired.)
At an internalional level, Hidemi Tomita is a stakeholder advisory group member of
ISO26000, the Gloal Sustaibability Standards Board member of GRI, and an expert of
ISO20400.
At a ational Level, He is a mamber of Japan national committee of ISO26000 and
ISO20400, a member of procurement working group of Tokyo 2020 Olympic game
committee, a member of Human rights working group of METI/JETRO, and Vice Chair
of Business and Children's right committee of Save the Children Japan.
He has been ofen an invited speaker of related conferences as experienced industry
leader with knowledge and experiences, and has strong human netowrks nationally
and internatioanlly in this field.
4. FLEXIBILITY/READINESS AND AVAILABILITY OF TIME (200 words)
to perform effectively the functions of the mandate and to respond to its
requirements, including participating in Human Rights Council sessions in
Geneva and General Assembly sessions in New York, travelling on special
procedures visits, drafting reports and engaging with a variety of
stakeholders. (Indicate whether candidate can dedicate an estimated total
of approx. three months per year to the work of a mandate.)
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SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
Since his experice of global CSR manager and international working group members ,
he is prepared for travelling and engaging various stakeholders. He has mad business
visits to more than 30 countries including various developing countries. He has very
flexible workig style and is comfortable working abroad.
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SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
III. MOTIVATION LETTER (600 word limit)
In my carrier, I have handled various practical cases of busines and human rights. I
have always been pursuing industy best practices, to show our leading role in
Japanese industry. Also, through international standard development process I have
engaged and established strong network with various stakeholders in this field.
After the introduction of the UN guiding principle, more companies start recognizing
the importance of business and human rights. However, I feel there is long way to go
for many companies to have good unserstanding and real practicies of it.
Many comapnies are still struggling to implement the varous international
instruments related especially to human rights. This derives ofen form the lack of
recognition of Top management on the subject. Awareness of human rights violation
in value chain is still limited.
The initial challenge to change this course is how we can establish stong govermnet
and business collaboration, namely establishment of national action plan on busines
and human rights is one of key factors especially in Asian countries.
So far, I am deeply engaged with the establishment of sustainable procurement code
of Tokyo 2020 Olympic games to integrate the UN guiding principles. Also I am
working with NGO groups to make advocacy for the development of national action
plan to government.
I strongly believe strong interaction of national and international initiatives is
essencial to realize better implementation the guiding principle in the era of
globalization. The role of this working group is best positioned to realize this provision.
I would like to contirbute to establish responsible business practices especially in
Asia Pacific region through this role.
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SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
IV. LANGUAGES (READ / WRITTEN / SPOKEN)
Please indicate all language skills below.
1. Mother tongue: Japanese
2. Knowledge of the official languages of the United Nations:
Arabic: Yes or no: no
If yes,
Read: Easily or Not easily:
Write: Easily or Not easily:
Speak: Easily or Not easily:
Chinese: Yes or no: no
If yes,
Read: Easily or not easily:
Write: Easily or not easily:
Speak: Easily or not easily:
English: Yes or no: yes
If yes,
Read: Easily or not easily: easily
Write: Easily or not easily: easily
Speak: Easily or not easily: easily
French: Yes or no: no
If yes,
Read: Easily or not easily:
Write: Easily or not easily:
Speak: Easily or not easily:
Russian: Yes or no: no
If yes,
Read: Easily or not easily:
Write: Easily or not easily:
Speak: Easily or not easily:
Spanish: Yes or no: no
If yes,
Read: Easily or not easily:
Write: Easily or not easily:
Speak: Easily or not easily:
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SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
3. Interview (if shortlisted):
In the event that the candidate is shortlisted for a telephone interview, and
subject to the approval and availability of the necessary funds by the
General Assembly, a request for simultaneous interpretation in one of the six
official United Nations languages can be made for the purpose of the
telephone interview by the Consultative Group.
For planning purposes, please indicate in which of the six official United
Nations languages you are requesting to have simultaneous interpretation.
Please choose only one of the six official United Nations languages:
Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Notwithstanding the above possibility to request simultaneous interpretation
during the interview, please note that English and French are the working
languages of the United Nations and fluency in English and/or French will be
assessed during the interview.
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SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
V. EDUCATIONAL RECORD
NOTE: Please list the candidate’s academic qualifications (university level
and higher).
Name of degree and name of academic
institution:
Bachelor of Scienece, University of Tokyo
Master of Sceience in Engineering, Princeton
University
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Years of
attendance
(provide a
range from-to,
for example
1999-2003):
Place and
country:
1984-1988
Japan
1991-1992
USA
SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
VI. EMPLOYMENT RECORD
NOTE: Please briefly list ALL RELEVANT professional positions held,
beginning with the most recent one.
Name of employer,
functional title,
main functions of position:
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Years of work
(provide a
range from-to,
for example
1999-2005):
Place and
country:
SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD
Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational
corporations and other business enterprises
Member from Asia-Pacific States [HRC res. 26/22]
Appointments of mandate holders to be made at the 31 st session
of the Human Rights Council (29 February – 24 March 2016)
VII. COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICS AND INTEGRITY PROVISIONS
(of Human Rights Council resolution 5/1)
To be completed by the candidate or by the nominating entity on his/her behalf.
1. To your knowledge, does the candidate have any official, professional,
personal, or financial relationships that might cause him/her to limit the
extent of their inquiries, to limit disclosure, or to weaken or slant findings in
any way? If yes, please explain.
no
2. Are there any factors that could either directly or indirectly influence,
pressure, threaten, or otherwise affect the candidate’s ability to act
independently in discharging his/her mandate? If yes, please explain:
no
3. Is there any reason, currently or in that past, that could call into question
the candidate’s moral authority and credibility or does the candidate hold
any views or opinions that could prejudice the manner in which she/he
discharges his mandate? If yes, please explain:
no
4. Does the candidate comply with the provisions in paragraph 44 and 46 of
the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1?
Para. 44: The principle of non-accumulation of human rights functions
at a time shall be respected.
Para. 46: Individuals holding decision-making positions in Government
or in any other organization or entity which may give rise to a conflict
of interest with the responsibilities inherent to the mandate shall be
excluded. Mandate holders will act in their personal capacity.
yes
5. Should the candidate be appointed as a mandate holder, he/she will have
to take measures to comply with paragraphs 44 and 46 of the annex to
Council resolution 5/1. In the event that the current occupation or activity,
even if unpaid, of the candidate may give rise to a conflict of interest (e.g. if
a candidate holds a decision-making position in Government) and/or there is
an accumulation of human rights functions (e.g. as a member of another
human rights mechanism at the international, regional or national level),
necessary measures could include relinquishing positions, occupations or
activities. If applicable, please indicate the measures the candidate will take.
no
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